The following Action Alert comes from the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL).
The small business tax credit bill (A.7475/S.5545) would create a tax credit for small businesses who hire a full-time employee with a disability. This type of incentive, geared to small businesses, could go a long way to helping people with disabilities find gainful employment in NYS, and addressing the devastating rates of unemployment and poverty in our community.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Governor Cuomo has an excellent opportunity to recommit to increasing employment of people with disabilities during NDEAM by signing the bill in October.
What You Can Do:
You can help ensure Governor Cuomo understands how enacting a small business tax credit would help address the high rates of unemployment for people with disabilities by calling him at #518-474-8390. Press 2 to speak with a person.
You can inform Governor Cuomo that the tax credit created by A.7475/S5545 would create an incentive for small businesses to hire individuals with disabilities, increasing the opportunities for New Yorkers with disabilities to achieve gainful employment and self-sufficiency. You can also remind him that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and is a great opportunity to recommit to the principles of Employment First by enacting the Small Business Tax Credit bill in October.